Congratulations, Class of 2020!

Hawaii Rush Big Island Senior Class of 2020

Get to know our seniors from the Class of 2020! These seniors have had to endure some unique and challenging obstacles during their final year of high school, and we hope their resiliency will provide solid ground to help them reach their future goals, whether it be soccer at the next level, furthering education, or joining our workforce. Get to know our six seniors below.

Yo Bostwick

Yo Bostwick

1) Years with Rush BI: 2 Years

2) High School: Honoka?a HS

3) Life after high school: Headed to California to play soccer.

4) Advice for younger players: Don?t give up no matter what.

5) Favorite event in soccer career so far: Going to states and experiencing a high level of play.

Paige Hiraki

1) Years with Rush BI: 6 Years

2) High School: Hilo HS

3) Life after high school: Attending UH Hilo and Major in Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

4) Advice for younger players: Play like it?s like your last game playing because you never know when it will be your last.

5) Favorite event in soccer career so far: Just being able to play with my teammates.

Ethan Shimabukuro

Ethan Shimabukuro

1) Years with Rush BI: I have played 3 years with Rush and it has been a great experience.

2) High School: Kamehameha Schools Hawai?i

3) Life after high school: I plan to attend UH Hilo and achieve my dream of becoming a nurse.

4) Advice for younger players: Keep a strong mindset now because it will carry on throughout your life.

5) Favorite event in soccer career so far: Always nut megging Coach?s Gene and Josh.

Jyson Breitbarth

Jyson Breitbarth

1) Years with Rush BI: 4 Years

2) High School: Hilo HS

3) Life after high school: Playing soccer at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska.

4) Advice for younger players: Don?t be afraid to make mistakes.

5) Favorite event in soccer career so far: Getting stuck in the net during a HS game.

Maiya-Ann Serrao

Maiya-Ann Serrao

1) Years with Rush BI: 7 Years

2) High School: Waiakea HS

3) Life after high school: Attend Fresno Pacific University to pursue a career in healthcare and continue playing soccer.

4) Advice for younger players: One true saying that I learned to live by through soccer that also carries on into life is sometimes that is just how the game goes and   the ball rolls and that you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.  Always put in your full effort into anything you do and strive to be the best to be able to conquer the goals you want.  You can do whatever you put your mind to if you work hard with heart for it.

5) Favorite event in soccer career so far: I don?t have a specific favorite soccer event but one thing that will always stick with me from soccer is the many friendships and memories that I made through this sport. Every team I have been on has been always had their own way of happiness that allowed me to connect with each in my own way and always keep the light, life and smile shining in everyone.  You are a team, instead of going against each other; get to know each other, come together and lean on each other.

John Grover

John Grover

1) Years with Rush BI: 3 Years

2) High School: Waiakea HS

3) Life after high school: Play soccer at UH Hilo.

4) Advice for younger players: Find your passion, then pursue it with 100% effort.

5) Favorite event in soccer career so far: Waiakea High’s 2020 postseason run.

Jeremy Spain

Jeremy Spain

1) Years with Rush BI: 1 Year

2) High School: Waiakea HS

3) Life after high school: Attending Menlo College in Atherton, CA this fall and hopes to continue playing soccer.

4) Advice for younger players: Never be afraid to fail.

5) Favorite event in soccer career so far: Winning the 2020 BIIF title with Waiakea.

Congratulations, all of us at Hawaii Rush Big Island are proud of you and wish you the very best in the future! ?